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Complete Guide to Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort (w/ review)

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Complete Guide to Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort (w/ review)

Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort is 1 of 5 Value Resorts located on Walt Disney World property. It also has 2 sister hotels located nearby: Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort and Disney’s All-Star Music Resort.

Being a Value Resort, All-Star Sports is cheaper per night and doesn’t offer the same amenities as Moderate and Deluxe Resorts. But, it is still a popular resort, especially due to pricing.

Here’s everything you need to know about All-Star Sports.

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Summary
With an affordable price point and fun theming, All-Star Sports is a great option for many families. The rooms here are currently being refurbished and until that is complete, there is no guarantee you'll get a refurbished room when you book. If that is important, you may want to consider staying at one of the other All-Star Resorts for the time being.
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Pros and Cons

Pros:  Affordable, fun sports theming especially suited for young kids

Cons: Small rooms, spread out, buses sometimes shared between All-Star resorts

Overview

Resort category: Value

Resort area: Animal Kingdom

Address & Phone Number
1701 West Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830-8401
(407) 939-5000

All-Star Sports can be found in the Animal Kingdom Resort Area. For a Value Resort, it’s a decent size and has different buildings with 2 types of rooms available to book: Standard Rooms or Preferred Rooms.

The difference between Standard and Preferred rooms is the latter are located closer to the food court and transportation. This also means Preferred Rooms are higher in price.

all star sports lobby

Even though the rooms cost more due to location, they may be worth it for those who don’t want to walk far between their room and Stadium Hall, the main building where the lobby, food court, gift store, and transportation is located.

As for the buildings, they are inspired by different genres of sports. There is Surf’s Up!, Hoops Hotel, Center Court, Touchdown!, and Homerun Hotel.

There are even large-sized, sports-inspired icons outside of each building. If you wanted some great photos, these make for really cool photo-ops.

Guest Rooms And Bathrooms

Important note: All-Star Sports is currently undergoing a refurbishment. While many rooms have been completed, some buildings haven’t been refurbished yet.

There are 2 types of rooms to book at All-Star Sports. You can either make reservations for a Standard Room or a Preferred Room. The rooms can sleep up to 4 adults, total.

They are both similar in style, but the difference is Preferred Rooms cost more and are located closer to the food court and transportation.

all star sports - room - before refurbishment
Typical layout and style of a non-refurbished room
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Typical layout and style of a refurbished room

The standard amenities are included in the rooms, including a hairdryer, TV, free WiFi, a coffee maker, telephone, in-room safe, and an iron and ironing board.

There are rooms that have been refurbished with plenty of outlets and USB ports.

all star movies room
Refurbished bathroom

The newly refurbished rooms have beds with space underneath for luggage, along with drawers, cubbies, and an open closet for other personal items. The remodeled bathrooms also have a lot of counter space and storage, as well. 

all star movies room
Refurbished bathroom

Rooms that have yet to be refurbished are out-of-date, don’t have storage underneath the beds, and less storage.

Take note that some of the rooms also have a pull-down bed. You can remove the chairs from the table and pull down on the silver handles for access to another bed.

Standard and Preferred Rooms

Here are the rooms you can book:

  • Standard Room: Views of the Courtyard, Pool or Parking Area; 2 Double Beds
  • Preferred Room: Views of the Courtyard, Pool or Parking Area; Close to Stadium Hall, Dining, Shopping and Transportation; 2 Double Beds
all star movies room
Refurbished room
all star movies room
Refurbished room

Note: There are also both wheelchair and hearing accessible rooms available that include accessible bathrooms and visual alarms. 

You can check out room layouts below.

All-Star Sports Resort Room Options

Room type(s)Bed sizeMax people
per room
Floor plan
Standard (old style)
Views of the Courtyard, Pool or Parking Area
Double4
Disney World floor plan
Standard (refurbished)
Views of the Courtyard, Pool or Parking Area
Close to Stadium Hall, Dining, Shopping and Transportation
1 Queen and 1
Queen-size table bed
4
Value table bed
Preferred Room (old style)
Views of the Courtyard, Pool or Parking Area
Close to Stadium Hall, Dining, Shopping and Transportation
Double4
Disney World floor plan
Preferred Room (refurbished)
Views of the Courtyard, Pool or Parking Area
Close to Stadium Hall, Dining, Shopping and Transportation
1 Queen and 1
Queen-size table bed
4Value table bed

VIDEO: Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort tour (rooms, pools, dining)

Checking In And Out

When it comes to checking in and out, you have a few options: at the front desk, online through the official Walt Disney World website, or via the My Disney Experience app.

luggage assistance - all star sports

The front desk is located in the main lobby. Even though the front desk is there to assist guests, especially with checking in and checking out, all Disney World Resort guests are encouraged to check-in and out online or by using MDE.

  • Checking-In: After you check-in online or using the app, you’ll receive a room-ready notification via next. You can then use your MagicBand or MDE’s digital key feature to unlock your room door.
  • Checking-Out: Currently, guests will automatically be checked out of their rooms. You can also check out directly in the MDE app. But, if you have unresolved charges to your hotel folio, you’ll need to visit the front desk.

Note: Guests also have the option of to chat virtually with resort Cast Members via MDE for any assistance. 

airport pickups and departures - all star sports - mears connect

The lobby is located in Stadium Hall, which is the main building. Stadium Hall also houses End Zone Food Court, the arcade, and the gift store. Bus transportation is also located right outside.

The pickup and dropoff location for Mears Connect (which is the replacement for Magical Express) is also outside the lobby. Luggage storage is right out front of the lobby for those who have checked out or are waiting to check in.

buses - all star sports

Note: Resort Airline Check-In and Magical Express are no longer available.

Package Delivery & Pick Up

You can have packages and groceries delivered to your Disney Resort hotel, along with shipping select items home.

Here’s everything you need to know about having packages delivered and picking them up.

Grocery Delivery

You can have groceries delivered directly to your Disney Resort hotel. Dry-good storage and refrigerated storage are offered (subject to availability).

Important: a $6 fee will be charged to your room account for each grocery delivery order brought to your room by Bell Services or Luggage Assistance. Or, you can pick up these deliveries yourself from Bell Services or Luggage Assistance — at no charge.

Select items will need to be picked up in person, like alcohol. Most grocery delivery services require an individual of age to sign for alcohol and to show valid identification. Disney Resort hotels will not accept these types of orders on behalf of you.

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Resort Hotel Delivery (temporarily unavailable)

If you’re staying at a Disney Resort hotel, you can have park souvenirs delivered to your hotel instead of carrying them around with you all day.

Just tell the Cast Member at checkout that you want your purchase delivered to your hotel. You’ll usually pick up these items at your hotel’s gift shop (a Cast Member should tell you the designated pick-up location).

Home Delivery

In-park purchases can also be shipped to your home via UPS or FedEx for an additional fee.

Sending and Receiving Mail

Sending Mail

You can mail postcards, letters, and packages from the theme parks and select Disney Resort hotels.

Letter and Postcards
Postcards and letters with postage already applied can be mailed from any mail box located throughout the theme parks and at the Front Desk of Disney Resort hotels.

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Packages
You can ship pre-packed, pre-labeled packages at the Front Desk or Concierge desk of most Disney Resort hotels. Hotels that include an onsite Business Center, including Disney’s Contemporary Resort and Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, can also ship packages for you.

Regular shipping and handling fees will apply.

Purchasing Postage
Postage stamps are available for purchase at various gift shops including:

  • Art of Disney (Epcot)
  • Celebrity 5 & 10 (Hollywood Studios)
  • Disney Springs Welcome Center (Disney Springs)
  • Disney Traders (Epcot)
  • Garden Gate Gifts (Animal Kingdom)
  • Heritage Manor (Epcot)
  • Main Street Chamber of Commerce (Magic Kingdom)
  • Mickey’s Gift Station (Transportation and Ticket Center)
  • Mickey’s of Hollywood (Hollywood Studios)
  • Movieland Memorabilia (Hollywood Studios)
  • Newsstand (Magic Kingdom)
  • The Outpost Shop (Animal Kingdom)
  • Sundries (Disney Springs)
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Receiving Mail

If you’re staying at a Disney Resort hotel, you can receive mail throughout your stay. Occasionally, some guests will ship items in advance of their vacation to help save luggage space.

If you want to receive mail during your vacation, be sure the letter or package:

  • Includes the mailing address of your Disney Resort Hotel
  • Clearly features the word “Guest” on the front and the date of your arrival

Important: a $6 per package handling fee will apply to all packages that are received through the Front Desk or are delivered to your Disney Resort hotel room.

Parking

Parking is available. There is a standard $15 overnight self-parking fee (including tax) that is applied to guests’ hotel folio upon check-out.

all star sports parking

Complimentary standard self-parking is available for non-resort guests exploring dining, shopping, entertainment, and other experiences during the day.

check in parking - all star sports

We also have a complete Walt Disney World parking guide you can browse.

Resort Map

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All-Star Sports Buildings

Surf’s Up

surf's up building - all star sports

Buildings: 1 and 6 (Preferred room location)
Location Tips: Buildings 1 and 6 are located closest to Stadium Hall, which includes the lobby and food court. The bus stop is also right outside Stadium Hall. Plus, the Surfboard Bay Pool is nearby.

Hoops Hotel

hoops hotel building - all star sports

Buildings: 2 and 3 (Standard room location)
Location Tips: Building 2 isn’t super far from Stadium Hall or the Surfboard Bay Pool. Building 3 sits behind Building 2, meaning you may have a longer walk to the main lobby, food court, transportation, and the Surfboard Bay Pool.

Center Court

center court building - all star sports

Buildings: 4 and 5 (Standard room location)
Location Tips: Building 4 is farther back than Building 5, but depending where your room is located you may not have too far of a walk to Stadium Hall and the Surfboard Bay Pool. Building 5 is next to Building 6 and is about equal distance to both the Surfboard Bay and Grand Slam pools.

Touchdown

touchdown building - all star sports

Buildings: 7 and 10 (Standard room location)
Location Tips: Depending which end of Buildings 7 and 10 you’re staying in, you could either be pretty close to Stadium Hall or pretty far. The same can be said for both Surfboard Bay and Grand Slam pools.

Homerun Hotel

homerun hotel building - all star sports

Buildings: 8 and 9 (Standard room location)
Location Tips: Buildings 8 and 9 are the farthest from Stadium Hall, meaning this can be a long walk to the food court, lobby, and bus transportation. But, these are the closest to the Grand Slam Pool.

Amenities And Shops

From a gift store, to on-site laundry services, there are several amenities offered to guests at All-Star Sports.

all star sports - gift shop - sport goofy gifts and sundries

Important note: Some of the following amenities might not be available at all times.

  • Sport Goofy Gifts and Sundries: Find logo souvenirs, sports apparel, character goods, snacks, and supplies.
  • Laundry Services: There are 24-hour laundry rooms near Grand Slam Pool and Surfboard Bay.
laundry - all star sports
  • Dry Cleaning Services: Dry cleaning and valet laundry services are also an option.
  • Childcare ServicesIn-room babysitting for children 6 months to 12 years old.
  • Movies Under the Stars: Watch complimentary Disney movies outdoors on the football field.

Pools And Recreation

All-Star Sports has 2 pools for guests. If you need a non-park day, we recommended spending the day at your hotel and enjoying a Disney Resort pool.

all star sports - surfboard bay pool

Important note: Some of the pools and recreation options might not be available at all times.

  • Surfboard Bay Pool: Features giant, 3-story surfboards around the pool area. There’s also a kiddie pool behind Stadium Hall adjacent to this pool.
all star sports - grand slam pool
  • Grand Slam Pool: Shaped like baseball diamond, you can find Goofy on a pitcher’s mound throwing a stream of water at swimmers. The sundeck is also designed like an outfield and huge 3-story baseball bats are around the pool area.
all star sports - playground

Some other recreational options include:

  • Jogging trail
  • Playground
  • Game Point Arcade
all star sports - arcade

Restaurant & Dining Options

There is one main dining option at All-Star Sports and it’s Quick Service.

Guests can dine at the End Zone Food Court, which features several different varieties of food. Take note that the food court also offers Mobile Order.

You can read more about the dining options below.

Quick Service

You don’t need reservations to dine at All-Star Sports’ Quick Service location, but Mobile Order is handy and we recommend using it, especially during peak dining times.

End Zone Food Court

end zone food court - all star sports

This is a food court-style restaurant with several stations that serve burgers, pizza, pasta, desserts, and more.

Location type: Food Court
Type of food: American
Meals served: Breakfast, lunch, & dinner

end zone food court - all star sports
  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)
  • Pros: Breakfast is probably the best meal (options include Mickey waffles, omelettes, and breakfast sandwiches), mobile ordering in My Disney Experience available
  • Cons: Lines can be long

Everything Else

If you want to grab a beverage to drink by the pool or while you’re hanging at the resort, you may want to try the outdoor bar.

Grandstand Spirits

grandstand spirits pool bar - all star sports

Location type: Quick Service
Type of food: A pool bar that serves both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (you can order inside the food court and outside near the pool)

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? No
  • Pros: Great spot to grab a drink while you’re in the pool area
  • Cons: Not open until 12 p.m.

How to get from All-Star Sports to anywhere at Disney World

There’s only one form of complimentary Disney transportation available: buses. They will transport guests to all of the theme parks and Disney Springs. You can find the bust stop in front of the main building/lobby, Stadium Hall.

buses - all star sports

Take note that sometimes the All-Star resorts share buses, which can make wait times longer compared to other resort transportation.

All of the different ways to get from All-Star Sports to anywhere in Disney World is detailed below.

wdt_ID Starting Point Ending Point How to get there
1 All-Star Movies All-Star Music Follow these steps:
  • Walk (takes about 5-7 minutes)
  • Arrive at your destination
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2 All-Star Movies All-Star Sports Follow these steps:
  • Walk (takes about 15 minutes)
  • Arrive at your destination
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3 All-Star Movies Animal Kingdom Follow these steps:
  • Bus to Animal Kingdom
  • Arrive at your destination
Headed to an early morning breakfast reservation at Animal Kingdom? Buses to Animal Kingdom from Disney resorts usually start running around 7-7:15 a.m. daily.
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4 All-Star Movies Animal Kingdom Lodge - Jambo House (main bldg) Follow these steps:
  • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
    (both resorts are closest to Animal Kingdom, so that bus will likely be your best option)
  • Bus to Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village bus stop
  • Arrive at your destination
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5 All-Star Movies Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village
Follow these steps:
  • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
    (both resorts are closest to Animal Kingdom, so that bus will likely be your best option)
  • Bus to Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village bus stop
  • Arrive at your destination
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6 All-Star Movies Art of Animation Follow these steps:
  • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
    (All-Star Movies is closest to Animal Kingdom, and Art of Animation is closest to Hollywood Studios, so those buses will likely be your best choices)
  • Skyliner (from Hollywood Studios) or    Bus to Art of Animation
  • Arrive at your destination
7 All-Star Movies Bay Lake Tower Follow these steps:
  • Bus to Magic Kingdom
  • Walk (takes about 10 minutes) or    monorail to Bay Lake Tower
  • Arrive at your destination
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8 All-Star Movies Beach Club Villas Follow these steps:
  • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
    (All-Star Movies is closest to Animal Kingdom, so that bus will likely be your best option)
  • Bus to Beach Club
  • Arrive at your destination
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9 All-Star Movies Beach Club Follow these steps:
  • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
    (All-Star Movies is closest to Animal Kingdom, so that bus will likely be your best option)
  • Bus to Beach Club
  • Arrive at your destination
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10 All-Star Movies Blizzard Beach Follow these steps:
  • Bus to Blizzard Beach
  • Arrive at your destination
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Scheduled Refurbishments

Name: All-Star Sports
Description: Guest rooms are currently undergoing refurbishment
From: March 31, 2020
To: 04/01/2023

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